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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Backup Cloud

Great solution for small to medium size businesses. The cost per server instance can prohibit large growth or expansion as companies grow. This solution is great for a business that wants to back up a small number of devices including potential offsite storage via Acronis Cloud option. Would recommend but need to investigate all options in regards to number of endpoints.
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Google Cloud Storage

For the modern business, it has a very rich set of features that can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Also there is a great sense of security when you are talking about Google, a company of that size and experience is always adding new functionalities and trying to improve its products.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
8.4
Versioning
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
8.5
Video files
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
9.3
Audio files
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
9.3
Document collaboration
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
7.6
Access control
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
9.3
File search
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
7.0
Device sync
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
7.6

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
8.2
User and role management
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
8.7
File organization
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
7.9
Device management
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
8.1

Cloud Storage Platform

Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
9.2
Performance
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
9.6
Reliability
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
9.8
Storage Reports
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
8.3

Pros

  • The Acronis backup console is easy to use.
  • Acronis offers an online recovery console to access items quickly and easily.
  • The ability to backup and restore Office 365 mailboxes.
  • Creating backup plans and schedules is simple.
  • Email alerts notifying administrators on backup failures.
  • The backup deduplication and compression features is one of industries best.
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  • Google Cloud Storage is great for handling file uploads and performing actions when those files are uploaded. In our case, we hook into the file upload Object Change Notification to perform necessary tasks, and Google Cloud Storage makes this a breeze.
  • Google Cloud Storage is also great at access control—making links to their assets that require certain authentication measures, such as signed URLs that expire, it easy to do.
  • We've also found that it is very nice for integrating with cross-domain JavaScript Ajax requests using CORS headers. Configuring response headers is a breeze.
  • Google Cloud Storage has an excellent suite of tools for working with it from the command line as well as web interfaces.
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Cons

  • The website is pretty slow and will kick you off sometimes. I know they are working on this. For now, this is the biggest problem we have with Acronis.
  • Their support team isn't great. It can take a while to get an issue resolved, although issues do not happen frequently.
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  • As we are strongly porting from conventional computer systems to tablet devices and smart phones, I think Google has to try and find ways for providing good access to users of these more modern devices.
  • Even though Google Cloud Storage is easy to use on many levels as we go deeper and deeper into development over the cloud, documentation is an essential factor. Google Cloud has a good amount of documentation but I would love to see a more detailed and expanded library for the documentation which can be used by pro developers.
  • Reduction in support pricing would be a sweet deal for many. It is agreeable that Google provides top-notch services and hence the high pricing, especially for the 15 minute response time but not every business can afford that.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Backup Cloud9.1
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The cost savings we realized from moving to this software has us hooked - it does everything we need it to do on a very high level (virtualization, for example) and is very low cost for us.
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Alternatives Considered

I believe Acronis has the easiest interface to control backups and restores. The backup solution that didn't work the best for us was Symantec Backup. The other backup solutions (Unitrends, Barracuda,and Veeam) have similar backup features as Acronis and are recommended. Uniterends backup is more advanced and can be complicated not for organizations without IT staff.
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I think Google has an overall positive brand awareness. So there's never been any hesitation from our partners with its usage or with vendors we've had to send stuff to. One of the partners is a very big Google fan, so he's been the driving force behind its selection and usage.
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Return on Investment

  • It's been a great investment especially knowing our data is protected.
  • We no longer worry about upgrade storage hardware or devices.
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  • Google Cloud Storage has served tens of thousands of digital assets to our customers and end users using fine-grained access control, allowing us the security we need when providing digital distribution.
  • Google Cloud Storage made development of our digital distribution platform go much faster than if we had needed to write much of the functionality we used ourselves.
  • We also found the Google Cloud Storage team to be tremendously helpful in developing our apps by opening a dialog with our lead developer who could ask them questions and make suggestions. This relationship directly factored into the success of our flagship content distribution platform.
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Pricing Details

Acronis Backup Cloud

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Google Cloud Storage

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details